Quote of the Day.
It just occurred to me that one of these jokers — Clinton, McCain, Obama or Romney — is going to be the next President. It’s almost enough to make one pine for the old days of Bush v Gore. – Vodkapundit
That’s not the QotD, though. This is:
In my lifetime we’ve gone from JFK to Gore. In my lifetime we’ve gone from Ike to GW Bush.
If this is evolution, in few years we’re going to be voting for PLANTS!
– Comedian Lewis Black just prior to the 2000 election.
The devolution proceeds apace.
I Had Not Considered That…
From the local morning AM Talk Radio show:
Jamie Lynn Spears has decided to give up her baby – you probably hadn’t heard about this, but Brittney’s little sister got pregnant at 16, and has decided to put the kid up. I’m a little old to be a new parent, but hey, I’ll check eBay to see what she gets for it. – Jim Parisi
Quote of the Day for Tomorrow.
(Since I already have a QotD for today.)
I’d like to think things are near some sort of conclusion…but I think we have quite a bit more horror to go through yet.
Comment by “jamie” at this Free Market Fairy Tales post.
Yup. The razor-blade ride ain’t over yet, and the alcohol bath is still a long way down. And we’re right behind you.
Plinking with 105’s.
Some people have all the fun. Mostly Cajun relates a story from his career as a tank wrangler.
(For those who don’t get the reference, click the image.)
Quote of the Day.
Tam, on the anniversary of the birth of John Moses Browning:
Were he alive today, he’d be 153. And we’d have frickin’ death rays.
And possession of said death rays would be verboten to anyone but employees of Federal, State, or Local .gov.
Your local IRS agent could carry one, but you couldn’t.
Aaaaaaand HaloScan is Down.
So no comments until they get that fixed.
Fair enough. No posting for a while from me, either.
An Older Quote.
One I’ve cited here before, by Rev. Donald Sensing from December of 2003:
I predict that the Bush administration will be seen by freedom-wishing Americans a generation or two hence as the hinge on the cell door locking up our freedom. When my children are my age, they will not be free in any recognizably traditional American meaning of the word. I’d tell them to emigrate, but there’s nowhere left to go. I am left with nauseating near-conviction that I am a member of the last generation in the history of the world that is minimally truly free.
I’m beginning to think the good Reverend is a prophet himself.
Quote of the Day.
By commenter Kresh, to the post immediately below:
It’s rough to enjoy the fall of civilization when it hurts to run. Still, needing a walker means you always have a shooting bench with you!
A Statement from Fred Thompson
Posted on January 22nd, 2008
By Sean Hackbarth in Statements
Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people.
I’ve already early-voted for Fred in the Arizona primary, since I will be in Austin, Texas on Super Tuesday.
Here’s the deal: I’ve about had it with the political process. While normally I would pull the lever for the nominee with (R) next to his name if for no other reason than Supreme Court nominees, I don’t know that I can bring myself to do that this year. Instapundit comments about “teaching the Republicans a lesson” that they seem immune to learning. I’m not concerned about that now. I know they won’t learn. I know that the people running for office who actually have a chance of winning shouldn’t be given access to the levers of power.
I’m at the point where I know things can and probably will go as they have gone in the petri-dish of the UK, and I don’t see any way to stop it. I’m at the point where I almost – almost – want to help pull it all down.
FV@K IT. I’ll write-in Thompson on election day.
All hail President Clinton.
Edited to add:
For what we are about to receive, may we be truly thankful.